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Shir Sangi (Stony Lion)

in Hamadan city | Hamadan province
Tourist Attraction

Shir Sangi (Stony Lion)

Related to Hamadan city (located in Hamadan province)
This statue is located in the park and square of Sang Shir. There are various theories as to the history of this statue. There could be a possibility that the same is from the Parthian period. Others suggest that this could be a relic of Medes times till the Parthian era. Yet another version holds good, that Alexander issued orders that this statue be sculptured in honor of the memory of one of his commanders. This statue is held in great respect by the people.
Hamadan township being in the vicinity of the Alvand mountains has a cold, mountainous climate, with snowy winters and short mild summers. The city of Hamadan is the center of the province and is at a distance of 337 km. from Tehran.
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